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List of the best movies like He Got Game (1998): Coach Carter, The Bronx Bull, Million Dollar Arm, The Program, From the Rough, Gladiator, Brother, Resurrecting the Champ, Fat City, Bang the Drum Slowly.

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Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, For men

A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious, For men

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It’s an incredible and touching journey that will change them all — especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Love triangle
PlaceCollege
StyleFascinating, For men

Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, For men

The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersGangsters
PlotGambling, Boxing, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceChicago
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryVenezuela
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Gangsters
PlotSoccer
StyleHeavy, Touching, Serious, For men

Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to the Caracas Football Club. The boys' mother dies in a shootout forcing each brother to decide what it is more important to them:family, revenge, or achieving their dreams.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Boxing, Competitions, Funeral
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the off-season, Bruce learns that he is terminally ill, and Henry, his only true friend, is determined to be the one person there for him during his last season with the club. Throughout the course of the season, Henry and his teammates attempt to deal with Bruce's impending illness, all the while attempting to make his last year a memorable one.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Competitions
PlaceSmall cities
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:21
CharactersAlcoholics, Trainers, Managers
PlotBoxing, Success, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Inspirational, Heavy, Serious, For men

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Political
StyleAction, To cry, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham Crusade.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, documentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
PlotOn real events, Competitions, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Touching, Serious

Beyond the Mat is a 1999 professional wrestling documentary, directed by Barry W. Blaustein. The movie focuses on the lives of professional wrestlers outside of the ring, especially Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts. The film heavily focuses on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), often criticizing it and its chairman Vince McMahon. It also follows Extreme Championship Wrestling, it's rise in popularity, and many other independent wrestlers and organisations.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersSamurai, Dragons, Teachers, Heroes, Trainers
PlotSports, Adventure, Martial Arts, Boxing, Fight
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersBlonde girls, Trainers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Baseball
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleRomantic, Exciting, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful

A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryAustralia, France, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersAngels, Friends, Pianists, Orphans, Chickens
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Political, Rivalry
PlaceAfrica
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersKnights
PlotBasketball, Rivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Serious

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has pressures from all around.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Swimming, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are against them as they battle rigid rules, racism and more.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersJews, Fathers
PlotHip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Vital signs, Depressive, Serious

A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events, Baseball
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersBrides
PlotBasketball, Chase, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceSiberia, USA
StyleSerious

Wrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
PlaceTexas, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Friendship, Justice, Freedom
PlacePrison, Los Angeles
StyleInspirational, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersTrainers
PlotAmerican Football, Success, Competitions
PlaceRugby
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football
PlaceCollege, Rugby, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious, For men

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27
CharactersFamily, Orphans, Parents
PlotSports, Boxing, Revenge, Fights without rules, Death
PlaceCourt, Mansions
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotBasketball, Life, Death, Ghosts, Family life
PlaceCollege
StyleInspirational, Tense, Touching

Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in life, but Kenny changes in the process and doesn't quite like it.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Mutant, Disabled people
PlotDancing, Boxing, Revenge, Investigation
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

The heartbreaking but hopeful tale of Danny Kenny and Peggy Nash, two sweethearts who meet and struggle through their impoverished lives in New York City. When Peggy, hoping for something better in life for both of them, breaks off her engagement to Danny, he sets out to be a championship boxer, while she becomes a dancer paired with a sleazy partner. Will tragedy reunite the former lovers?





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